Oct 30, 2013 1:00pm PDT
care as everybody else. a lot of people will qualify for new tax credits under this law that will bring town costs even further. so that if you lose your job or you you start a new business, or you're self-employed or you're a young person trying several jobs up you find that one that sticks, you'll be able to be ensured. insurance that goes with you. and gives you freedom to pursue whatever you want without fear that accident or illness will derail your dreams. now, this marketplace is open now. insurance companies are competing for that business. the deal is good. the prices are lower. but let's face it, we've had a problem. the website hasn't worked the way it is supposed to over these last couple of weeks. and as a consequence, a lot of people haven't had a chance to see just how good the prices for quality health insurance through these marketplaces really are. ultimately this website, healthcare.gov, will be the easiest way to shop for and buy these new plans because you can see all these plans right next to each other and compare prices and see what kind of coverage it provides.
Oct 28, 2013 1:00pm PDT
capability back in the early '80s, and it proved a remarkable decision on his part. >> and to cut taxes. >> and cut taxes at the same time. so i'm not opposed under certain circumstances to running deficits. the debt is another problem and we've gotten to the point now where especially because of entitlement programs but because there really hasn't been much done in the way of trying to restrain spending, we now have trillion dollar deficits every year and a $17 trillion debt we are passing on to our kids and grandkids. that concerns me. >> a lot of economists look at the debt and say a lot of the reason for the debt, in addition to the entitlement programs you're talking about, are things that you and president bush did in terms of funding or not funding the iraq and afghanistan wars, in terms of the medicare prescription drug benefit and in terms of the tax cuts. are you and president bush not also responsible for the deficit? >> well, in terms of prescription drug benefits for seniors, that's something the president campaigned on before i ever got involved. i think it was a good prog